Charles Gaines: The American Manifest

Featuring Gaines and Thyrza Nichols Goodeve


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Charles Gaines joins Rail Editor-at-Large Thyrza Nichols Goodeve for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

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Charles Gaines

Photo of Charles Gaines.
A pivotal figure in the field of conceptual art, Charles Gaines engages formulas and systems to interrogate the relationships between the objective and subjective realms. He has been the subject of numerous exhibitions in the US and internationally, and his work is in prominent public collections including at the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and LACMA. Gaines lives and works in Los Angeles. He recently retired from the CalArts School of Art, where he was on faculty for over 30 years and established a fellowship to provide critical scholarship support for Black students in the M.F.A. Art program.

Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
Writer, editor, artist, and interviewer Thyrza Nichols Goodeve writes “with” rather than “on” contemporary art and artists. Her interests range across art as a “structure of feeling,” human/nonhuman animal ontologies, the aesthetics of wonder, the interview as essay, surrealist methodologies, and the metaphysics of technology. She has published widely on artists such as Ellen Gallagher, Tom Friedman, Hadieh Shafie, Joan Waltemath, among many others. She is the author of How Like A Leaf: A Conversation with Donna Haraway (1999). She was Senior Art Editor at the Rail from 2017 to 2019 and is currently an Editor-at-Large.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and today we’re fortunate to have andriniki mattis reading.

andriniki mattis

Photo of andriniki mattis
Poet andriniki mattis has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Poets House, and The Poetry Project. They earned an M.A in Creative Writing and Education, from Goldsmiths University of London, and a B.A in Political and Poetic Resistance, from Brooklyn College. Their work has appeared in Nepantla, Cortland Review, Wasifiri, the anthology “The Sun Isn’t Out Long Enough," and elsewhere. andriniki is from and currently living in Brooklyn.

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